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  #142 Vehicle(s)
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Three Trucks       ©2014 Jade O.
Panasonic DMC-FZ30       19th place, 14 points
1/5s, f3.2, ISO 200, 54mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: Perspective tool, merge three images to get that straight on look for each of the three trucks, trim, crop, clone, adjust brightness, contrast.       Extra Info: A quick entry but also my first try at a "flat" perspective and I am not disappointed by the result for the short time I put in. Anyone want to guess what the 2014 model looks like?

(I'd like to have had more time to play with this technique before submitting this entry but the idea is to avoid any lines of perspective at all - normally you just could not get a shot with this much close up detail without seeing a side of the vehicle which takes away from the impact of taking just the front head on -I left the two trucks on each side which were adjacent to the 2009 and 2013 models just to show what I mean. I also would have liked to try a more stylized interpretive presentation but here I chose to go with this as a straight up photo.)
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Jade O.
May 14, 2014
    Lo No, usually I only see pink elephants in that condition; this was definitely a pink moose...

Mepo A better shot of the moose? I've never shot a moose. Honest.

May 13, 2014
    You're sure the Moosehead wasn't wasn't on a label wrapped around an amber bottle ..or three..??

May 13, 2014
    Well you might have had a better shot :-)

Jade O.
May 13, 2014
    Normally I'd just hold up my thumb to get the right perspective but in this case I did use a moosehead. The discrepancy was probably due to the fact that darn moose didn't like being held in position so she just wouldn't keep still. And that's no bull -- imagine how tough it would have been if I was trying to hold a full grown male.
Edited on May 13, 2014

May 12, 2014
    I was just trying to come up with a reason for the inconsistencies between the trucks. You obviously changed something since if you measure the widths of the trucks on screen they are not the same - which they should be to get the best impact from this technique. Did you realize that your tape measure has metric on one side and imperial on t'other LOL Maybe you accidentally hit the zoom ring with your Mooshead bottle.

Seriously - The technique is new to me and I found interesting. As usual it's a lot easier to make comments than actually do the job.

Jade O.
May 12, 2014
    And, of course, mrsawyer, too. My comment to cookiejar and Fortfan was meant to share in the company of those whose ranking reflected that some voters just didn't get it.

Jade O.
May 12, 2014
    Oh well...time to call cookiejar and head to the pub for a pint...

May 12, 2014
    Happy to share 19th with you!

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May 12, 2014
    Good job combining the three images!

Jade O.
May 12, 2014
    kerszkavet It is harder than it looks and the effect is there but it is very subtle when well done so you really almost don't notice why the image has impact. Appreciate your comments.

May 12, 2014
    interesting effect - and well executed. did you consider cropping out the partial truck on the right? the one on the left looks more tricky, but taking both out would have brought the focus just on those 3 trucks
I've tried a similar process myself and failed miserably....
Edited on May 12, 2014

Jade O.
May 11, 2014
    Lo Lol! I like that guess best!

Mepo Hate to tell you I used a tripod and made sure I was the same distance from each truck. Oh, well,...

fc The 2014 does look the same!

cookiejar Surprisingly this was a lot harder to put together and make it look "natural" than I thought.

May 11, 2014
    The idea of a flat perspective sure has possibilities. GMC trucks are not exactly exotic, but you`ve brought out the best in them. From the looks of it, I guess the 2014 has a different plate.

May 10, 2014
    This bugged me until I read your comments. Now I understand what you were experimenting with - interesting technique. I think this needs a tripod to maintain the camera to ground height and a tape measure to keep the camera to truck distance identical. Then you could adjust the shadows under the trucks as well. I can appreciate your lack of time for all this as I suffered from the same problem with this challenge. Thanks for the introduction - I'll have to play with this idea sometime.

May 10, 2014
    your pp work is good here and I expect the 2014 model looks exactly the same.
the result is pleasing on the eye and you have avoided the reflections problem

May 10, 2014
    Ah feel the symmetry ! Good eye for an 'ordinary' scene.
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